Sony DSC-S780 Review

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S780



Record Mode Screens & Menus



Sony CyberShot DSC-S780

The screen display when in the AUTO (point-n-shoot) mode. Pressing the DISP button will change the amount of information that is displayed and only a few parameters such as image size or recording mode can be changed. Upper left is the battery level that's constantly displayed. The image size is 7 "M"egapixels, the image folder is 101, and there's 315 shots left.


Sony DSC-S780

Record options in Auto mode:

    Face Detection - On or Off
    EV - ±2 in 1/3 steps
    REC Mode - Normal, Burst
    Setup - Enters the Setup menu




Sony CyberShot DSC-S780

Program AE mode is also automatic but it offers the user a wealth of options, like white balance, ISO speed, metering, etc. All of this information can be cleared off the screen by pressing "Up" (DISP) on the 4-way controller. Pressing "Up" (DISP) will also enable the live histogram display as shown above with auto mode.



Sony CyberShot DSC-S780

Half-pressing the shutter will activate the auto focus system, if successful the AF marks turn "green" and a green dot s also displayed. You can also see the shutter speed and aperture values.



Sony DSC-S780

Program menu options:

    Color - Normal, Rich, Natural, Sepia, B&W
    EV - ±2 in 1/3 steps
    Focus - Multi AF, Center AF, .5m, 1.0m, 3.0m, 7.0m, ∞
    Metering Mode - Multi, Center, Spot
    White Balance - Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Flash
    ISO - Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1250
    Rec Mode - Normal, Burst
    Flash Level - Normal, +, -
    Sharpness - Normal, +, -
    Settings - Enters the shooting settings menu




Sony CyberShot DSC-S780

Image Size:

    8 megapixel
    3:2 Aspect
    5 megapixel
    3 megapixel
    VGA
    16:9




Sony DSC-S780

Record modes:

    Auto
    Program
    Movie
    Snow
    Beach
    Twilight
    Twilight Portrait
    Landscape
    Soft Snap
    High ISO




Sony DSC-S780

Video can be recorded with sound but only at 320x240 resolution. The videos can be as long as the memory card can hold.



Sony DSC-S780

Movie mode options:

    Color Mode - Normal, Sepia, B&W
    EV - ±2 in 1/3 steps
    Metering Mode - Multi, Center
    White Balance - Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent, Incandescent
    Setup - Enters the shooting settings menu



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